An ethnographic study of health perceptions in the population of a small village in southern Ohio

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158807
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An ethnographic study of health perceptions in the population of a small village in southern Ohio
Abstract:
An ethnographic study of health perceptions in the population of a small village in southern Ohio
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Turner, Jayne
P.I. Institution Name:University of Cincinnati
Contact Address:c/o Prof. Christine Savage College of Nursing 405 Procter Hall PO Box 210038, Cincinnati, OH, 45221-0038, USA
Contact Telephone:513.558.5241
Efforts aimed at improving access to health care for underserved populations must start with an understanding of how that population perceives health within a cultural context. Parks and Straker (1996) stressed that health programs developed without community input become problem focused and ignore the assets within a community, leading to limited success of programs. This study is to determine the perception of health care needs within a cultural context prior to development of health care programs. This study utilizes an ethnographic approach to discover the cultural issues related to health for the chosen population. Phase one included a grand tour, area mapping, and population information. Phase two involves individual interviews, focus groups, and observation. Analysis includes coding of data, identification of emerging themes, and triangulation of findings. Phase one shows that the community is aging, 29% of the adult population is age 65 or older. The poverty level is 22% and there is limited health care service within the community. In order to provide successful services, health care providers need to understand the culture of the community. These findings will provide the basis for the development of programs aimed at improving the delivery of health care to this rural community.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn ethnographic study of health perceptions in the population of a small village in southern Ohioen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158807-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An ethnographic study of health perceptions in the population of a small village in southern Ohio</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Turner, Jayne</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Cincinnati</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">c/o Prof. Christine Savage College of Nursing 405 Procter Hall PO Box 210038, Cincinnati, OH, 45221-0038, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">513.558.5241</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jayneturner@isoc.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Efforts aimed at improving access to health care for underserved populations must start with an understanding of how that population perceives health within a cultural context. Parks and Straker (1996) stressed that health programs developed without community input become problem focused and ignore the assets within a community, leading to limited success of programs. This study is to determine the perception of health care needs within a cultural context prior to development of health care programs. This study utilizes an ethnographic approach to discover the cultural issues related to health for the chosen population. Phase one included a grand tour, area mapping, and population information. Phase two involves individual interviews, focus groups, and observation. Analysis includes coding of data, identification of emerging themes, and triangulation of findings. Phase one shows that the community is aging, 29% of the adult population is age 65 or older. The poverty level is 22% and there is limited health care service within the community. In order to provide successful services, health care providers need to understand the culture of the community. These findings will provide the basis for the development of programs aimed at improving the delivery of health care to this rural community.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:24:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:24:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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